Tammy Parker

Biography for Tammy Parker

Tammy Parker was the editor of FierceWirelessTech. She previously was a principal analyst and editor with Informa Telecoms & Media and earlier held top editorial positions at RCR Wireless News and Wireless Week. In the mid-1990s, she published her own respected newsletter, Inside Wireless. Tammy has misplaced or unintentionally destroyed more cell phones than most people have owned in their entire life. A third-generation Coloradan, Tammy is based in the Boulder area.

Articles by Tammy Parker

One in 10 cell sites violate FCC rules aimed at limiting RF impacts, says report

The steadily rising numbers of antenna sites for cellular networks, many of which are being deployed in stealth fashion for aesthetic appeal, are raising eyebrows among those concerned about the impacts of excessive radio-frequency (RF) radiation.

Rumor Mill: Google planning to test OTT mobile messaging app

Google is reportedly planning to use India as a testing ground for a new over-the-top mobile messaging app that will likely launch in 2015.

Google's flirtation with Cyanogen rejected as startup seeks investors, $1B valuation

Cyanogen, which makes software based on Google's Android operating system, is pursuing a Series C round of financing with late-stage investors and major tech firms after reportedly rejecting an overture from Google to acquire the startup.

Analyzing the best prices for 1 Gbps service from ILECs, MSOs and municipal providers

The rollout of Google Fiber in a couple of U.S. markets has reverberated across the nation's telecom industry. The 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service has prompted numerous traditional ILECs, municipal providers and cable MSOs to launch, or consider launching, similar services.Special feature

AT&T, General Motors extending OnStar into Europe

LAS VEGAS--AT&T and General Motors are expanding their relationship beyond North America and into Europe during the second half of 2015 as they partner to bring GM's OnStar service to Europe in select countries.

Verizon testing LTE over unlicensed frequencies, exec says

LAS VEGAS--Verizon Wireless is testing LTE delivered over unlicensed spectrum as a complement to LTE over its licensed spectrum, said Mike Haberman, the operator's vice president of network support, during FierceWireless breakfast panel on "The 5G Roadmap: How do we plan for tomorrow's wireless networks?"

AT&T dealmakers apply their magic to M&A

A team of internal merger-and-acquisition wizards conjured up a succession of deals over two decades that turned Midwestern regional telco Southwestern Bell into AT&T, now the largest U.S. telecom carrier by revenue. And although this famed merger team was frustrated in its attempt to close a merger deal with T-Mobile US in 2011 after antitrust authorities stepped in, it is still chasing deals both large and small.

Google, others applaud FCC's plan for 600 MHz unlicensed spectrum

The FCC approved rules for next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum that will open up bandwidth for unlicensed wireless use. Depending upon the how much spectrum is voluntarily relinquished by broadcasters in a reverse auction and repacked for the forward auction, a total of 14 to 28 MHz of guard band spectrum should be available for unlicensed use in a given area. And FCC official said that, depending on how much spectrum is repurposed in a given market, the agency expects the guard bands to be between 7 MHz and 11 MHz wide.

Syniverse aims to aggregate contextual information, drive mobile marketing and banking

BARCELONA, Spain--A pilot project between Syniverse and MasterCard to ensuer mobile users' credit card transactions will be enabled no matter where they travel is part of Syniverse's broader plan to become an aggregator of contextual information that links brands and mobile customers to the benefit of their mutual customers.

MediaTek hopes to corner the 'super-mid market' for the 'everyday genius'

BARCELONA, Spain--Chipmaker MediaTek is targeting what it calls the "super-mid market" for smart devices, which the company said is being driven by a rising global middle class and a vision of markets worldwide where literally anyone can become connected.